What to expect

During a Student Conduct Board Hearing, you will meet with a Board of one or more Student Conduct Officers. These Officers may be staff or students and boards are often composed of both. Board composition is decided by the Conduct Advisor, taking into account such factors as the nature of the incident and alleged violations, the involved students' or student groups' conduct history and the Board's schedule.

The Board's job is to determine whether a student has violated the Student Code or University policies and to impose sanctions when a violation has been committed.

If you are called to a hearing, you can expect to be told the alleged policy violations you are being considered for. You will also have a chance to discuss the incident and if you feel you are in violation of any policies. The Board will ask you questions about the situation, and you can choose to respond. The Board will then make a decision about whether or not you are in violation of any policies.

If you are found to be in violation of one or more policies, the Board will then talk with you about sanctions. The Board may ask you questions to help determine which type of sanctions may be best. Once the Board assigns you sanctions, you can ask any questions you have about the sanctions.

Hearings are recorded so that the Board or any Appellate Board can go back and listen to what was said during the hearing.

Where to go

Before your hearing, you will receive notification via email to your University email account letting you know of the hearing's time and location. In most cases, your hearing will be set no less than 2 and no more than 10 business days after you have been sent notification.

What if I have a conflict?

Hearings will only be rescheduled if you are enrolled in a Pacific University class that conflicts with the hearing time. If this is the case, please contact the Conduct Administrator at studentconduct@pacificu.edu or 503-352-2200.

Other scheduling conflicts, such as extracurricular activities or jobs, are not acceptable reasons for rescheduling a hearing. If you choose not to attend your hearing, the Student Conduct Board will make a decision in your absence by taking into account all information presented to them.